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LAURA BIRDSALL I make uniquely beautiful blown glass vessels, with strong sculptural qualities. My inspiration comes from the minute and intricate details of the natural world, especially seeds and insect forms. As a maker I experience the hot material as soft and luminous and I try to preserve these qualities in the finished work. Another important theme for me is the relationship between the interior and exterior of the vessel and decoration that is integral to the form. This is exemplified in the Cocoon Bowls by the continuous hand sculpted line and the creation of a soft, satin exterior, which is beautifully tactile.

Laura Birdsall cocoon bowls blue.copper.peach blown glass 12

GLASS 2015  

Gallery TEN presents 30 glass makers from the UK and beyond